St Mary's C.E School Nursery

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Nursery Fees

St Mary's Nursery in Finchley is a 15 and 30 hours funded childcare provider

All 3 and 4 year olds in England are entitled to 15 hours of free early education or childcare per week. This is referred to as Universal Free Childcare. Some may also be entitled to an additional 15 hours of free childcare per week, which is called 30 hours funded childcare. You will need to check if you are eligible for the 30 hours funded childcare via an online portal, Childcare Choices or the Childcare Calculator   If you have any questions about 30 hours you can call Barnet’s Early Years team on 020 8359 2688.

FEE 3&4 – 30Hours

30 hour codes – all codes must be validated the term before the child meets the age criteria:

FEE claim term

Last date to validate 11 digit  code

Summer (1 April – 31 August)

31 March

Autumn (1 September – 31 December)

31 August

Spring (1 January – 31 March)

31 December

Universal Hours is the standard 15 hours which all 3&4 years old are entitled toyou will need the 30 hour eligibility code if you are claiming Extended Hours(30Hours = 15 universal + 15 extended)‚Äč


Nursery Fees Increase from September 2024


Your child will be eligible for either 15 hours AM/PM session across Mon-Fri or

30 hours across Mon-Fri.


Additional fees are set out below.



Nursery Fees from September 2024

Cost per Hour


Lunch 40 Minutes childcare charge


Additional 3-hour session


Additional 3-hour session + Lunch Time charge + school meal


School lunch charge



If you prefer to provide your child with a packed lunch from home, you will still be required to pay for the 40 minutes’ childcare lunch time charge of £5.40.


Fees are to be paid on Parentpay every half term in advance.


Payment for additional hours

The nursery day currently starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.30pm.

The 15 hours funded childcare is offered either across 5 morning sessions from 8.50am to 11.50am or 5 afternoons from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.

For those not eligible for the 30 hours funded childcare, the cost per hour to top up to a full time place is £6.90 per hour, totaling £103.50 per week. 

There is an optional lunch session between 11.50am and 12.30pm, charged at £4.60 per day. You will have the option for your child to have a hot school lunch provided by our Gold Food for Life caterers at a daily cost (currently at £2.56

per day) or you can send in a packed lunch from home.

Parents who do not wish for their child to stay for lunch are able to collect at 11.50am and return their child to school at 12.30pm. 

We accept 'tax free childcare' payments and childcare vouchers to pay for nursery fees and wraparound childcare fees. We are not able to accept childcare vouchers to pay towards the cost of the hot lunch session in line with the HMRC guidelines. 

Wraparound Childcare

In partnership with Poolside, our outstanding OFSTED-rated breakfast, after-school and holiday club providers, we are able to offer a breakfast club from 7.30am to 8.50am and an after-school club from 3.30pm to 6.00pm. Click here for more information.


Fees and school lunches are paid using the online payment system